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  1. Re: Lilla Serenella- Lilac from I Profumi di Firenze, any info or thoughts?

    I felt a similar attraction to IPDF's Violetta di Bosco when I saw it, since I'm a lover of violets. There weren't many reviews online, but the ones I could find were all positive. I felt I really...
  2. How do you defend your interest/love in/for fragrance?

    To add to Scentfan's zinger suggestions, you could give your sister an arguably equally condescending response to her condescending question by simply replying "You wouldn't understand." Then you're...
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    Christine Nagel new perfumer at Hermes

    Hermes' perfume sales have doubled since making Ellena in-house perfumer in 2004, so if their rationale in hiring Nagel is to make their perfumes more "mainstream", I don't understand this at all. If...
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    Re: Gucci Envy .. edt , edp , pure parfum?

    The parfum arrived today. Other than being a tad 'meatier' in the opening, it smells like the same composition as the EDT, just richer, intenser, and more saturated, but still fresh and cool, and it...
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    Re: Advice about vintage purchase gone bad

    Thank you. This person isn't even being rational - it is less in her interest to quit eBay and avoid issuing the refund than it is to give the refund, salvage a decent feedback rating out of the...
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    Advice about vintage purchase gone bad

    I would stop communicating with the seller at this point and just go through eBay to obtain a refund. If your communications with them were through eBay, their disrespect will speak for itself once...
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    Re: Demeter - What's up with them?

    Brosius won some kind of international fragrance award for Snow. I forget the exact award but it brought him a lot of attention in the fragrance industry. He is a 100% self-taught perfumer who...
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    Re: Gucci Envy .. edt , edp , pure parfum?

    I love Envy. I have to date only tried the EDT, but just last month I bought a miniature 3ml bottle of pure parfum on eBay from a seller in the Netherlands for a very good price. It unfortunately...
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    Re: Givenchy III - recent purchase

    Congrats on a very nice vintage purchase! The bottle, box and juice all look to be in very good condition.
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    Re: How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    I agree with this.
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    Advice about vintage purchase gone bad

    Good advice from other BN'ers here. You were right to open a claim with eBay and I think you have a solid case. Aside from the disputed issue with the seller about how much juice leaked out, there is...
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    Guerlain Vintage EDC Concentrations

    I think this has been discussed in a thread before, but I searched and couldn't find the info I was looking for. Can someone tell me the difference between Guerlain vintage EDC concentrations...
  13. Thread: Bread Note

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    Re: Bread Note

    I think Frederic Malle's En Passant also has a bread note. It has been years since I've smelled it, but I remember it smelling like a bakery with a fresh lilac bush out front.


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    Re: Today I Bought - November, 2013

    Thanks Kalli!
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    Re: Today I Bought - November, 2013

    Tihota arrived today!! *DROOL*

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    Re: Sample of the Day - November 2013

    By Kilian Beyond Love

    ...............TO DIE FOR.

    Just wanted to share :smiley:
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    Re: Today I Bought - November, 2013

    Nice move Kalli, especially with the pending packaging change/reformulation on the horizon!
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Collection

    Thank you for posting the links to those pictures sea roses - the etched bottle is truly breathtaking. It will forever be a wonderful collector's item even if you use up all the perfume in it! Fille...
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Collection

    Wow!! Simply stunning, Sea Roses!! I'm curious as to what fragrance that is in the middle?
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Collection

    double post, sorry
  21. Re: Please Confirm That My Miss Dior Cherie EDP 100ml Is Fake? Thank You.

    In the third picture - the one of the bottom of the box - is that supposed to be a barcode at the top? It looks terrible, it's not even straight, the lines are way too short and made up of dots, and...
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    Any tips on sourcing the older J'Adore?

    I am looking for a bottle of the older formulation J'Adore. It comes in a box with the Christian Dior label in a purple circle, whereas the newer stuff shows the Dior label in a gold circle. Does...
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    Re: Who are The Hottest Perfumers ?

    That's by far the best picture I've seen of Killian Henessy.


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    Re: Calyx is back, now owned by Clinique

    No, not good news at all... I guess I will be hunting down a bottle of the older Prescriptives stock. Hopefully it will be available on the webs for a while yet.


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  25. Re: Woman's winter scent? No big florals or sweet fruits

    Have you tried Frederic Malle's l'Eau d'Hiver? It is one of my winter favorites. It is an almond-heliotrope accord and unisex - no big florals or sweets. It also has a surprising amount of projection...
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    Re: What's going to happen with jasmine in 2014?

    I will be heartbroken if SL Sarrasins is affected. I discovered this scent recently and think it is one of the best perfumes I have ever smelled.
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    Re: What has the dreamiest dry down ever?

    Guerlain Chamade.
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    Re: Indult in Vancouver

    Shoot, I just bought Tihota from Luckyscent. Their website claims Indult is exclusive to them, so I wasn't expecting anyone else to carry it, especially in Canada. Would have saved money getting it...
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    Re: Any Canadians buy from Beauty Encounter?

    It is a 2-hr drive for me to the border, and another two hours back, so after factoring in the cost of gas I'm not sure how much money I would really be saving; plus it would be a pretty big demand...
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    Sticky: Re: Is it possible this is a fake Creed?

    Luckyscent definitely doesn't sell fakes, so if there are issues with the cap being loose or bottle being a different color, this is the responsibility of the perfume house (i.e. Creed).
  31. Re: Cuir de Lancome vs Cuir de Russie -- please compare

    I think it depends on how much you like leather; I would definitely at least sample Cuir de Russie though, it is a masterpiece.
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    Re: Calyx is back, now owned by Clinique

    Thanks for the info. I love Calyx - I discovered it after it was given 5 stars in the Guide.

    I wish Clinique would update the bottle to a glass one. I really don't like the current plastic bottle.
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    Re: Any Canadians buy from Beauty Encounter?

    As I understand it fragrancenet has just suspended their shipping to Canada temporarily, there is no word when they will resume it though
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    Re: Any Canadians buy from Beauty Encounter?

    No I didn't - when I checked out it said they used UPS to ship to Canada, but when I got my shipping email confirmation it said my order was shipped via USPS. I got the shipping confirmation email...
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    Re: Suggestions for an elegant mature perfume

    APOM pour femme
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    Re: Buy it for the Drydown?

    You're absolutely right Evangeline; the top notes of Chamade are gorgeous - actually my extrait has probably one of the most ravishing green openings I've ever smelled. But I'm not a galbanum lover -...
  37. Re: What Niche Brand / perfume its hard to find or imposable to buy in US

    Until recently D'Orsay couldn't be found anywhere in the United States, at least that I'm aware of. Now Parfum1 carries it.
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    Re: Best bang for your buck cinnamon?

    D'Orsay la Dandy Femme has a beautiful cinnamon-milk drydown. It used to only be available at Les Senteurs, but now Parfum1 carries it. It is around $80.

    Also, although I've never tried it, Estee...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Outrageous

    I sampled it a few years ago. It was made by Sophia Grojsman and has an apple-cider-like smell. It is a very good fragrance, and completely unisex IMO.
  40. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    Thank you for resurrecting this house, Suppressor. I had wanted to try Tihota for years and am wearing a Luckyscent sample as I write this. It will be my next full bottle purchase. Best wishes to you!
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    Re: Christmas Present Ideas

    Turin liked this too - gave it four stars in one of his Style Arabia reviews. Must try it!

    I would suggest Bottega Veneta EDP - I've seen few women who dislike it.
  42. Re: Why do people separate their frags into summer and winter categories?

    I separate my fragrances into summer and winter, as there are some I like for the fall/winter only and some I like for the spring/summer only. As an example, I love vanilla fragrances but only...
  43. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    Maybe it is! It's the name associated with Indult on Paypal.
  44. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    Indult's new owner's name is Kim Charles.

    Anyone know if Kim Charles is on BN?
  45. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    I definitely think it's Indult. This post from late October gives it away IMO:

    http://www.basenotes.net/huddlerarchive/382497

    No clue which basenoter would have bought it though.


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    Re: Any Canadians buy from Beauty Encounter?

    I'm a city girl and would never want to live right on the border, but its good to hear you are able to take advantage of that situation!
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    Re: Any good leather / tobacco / woodsy scent?

    The Perfumed Court is definitely safe and legit, but I personally prefer Surrender to Chance - their shipping is faster and customer service better.
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    Re: Any Canadians buy from Beauty Encounter?

    I just ordered two bottles from them - they arrived yesterday and were shipped USPS. No duties or taxes.
  49. Re: Stink, Stank, Pheromones - Animal essences in perfumery.

    Thanks for the link - I like that they encourage the use of the word 'stank' over 'skank' due to the sexism of the latter.


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    Re: Fragrancenet no longer ships to Canada

    just-visiting, you posted the exact same thing on the fragrancex shipping thread; did you not see my response?
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    Re: Buy it for the Drydown?

    I own, and positively adore, Guerlain Chamade exclusively for its yellow, powdery, narcissus drydown. It is pure heaven, and one of the greatest things I have ever smelled.

    It is one of the...
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    Re: FragranceX Free Shipping Worldwide No Longer?

    This doesn't work. It requires an American zip code assigned exclusively for use by the U.S. Military Postal Service. These zip codes are based on the geographic location of the American military...
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    Re: Quick Sniff, A-Z Top 10

    My favorites from that list are Apres l'Ondee and Bois de Violette.
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    Re: Ayala Moriel frags

    I definitely think there's some who would be purplebird, myself included. Someone started a thread on the old huddler site not long before the switch back, commenting on the difficulty of sampling...
  55. Poll: Re: is watermelon a nice scent or are other citruses nicer?

    Can't say I've ever smelled a fragrance with a watermelon note. Other citrus notes like orange and lemon are certainly more common.
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    Re: Chanel no 5 and no 19 question

    That's the risk that comes with buying vintage, unfortunately.
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    Re: Today I Bought - November, 2013

    Nice acquisitions, VintagePoison! I wouldn't mind a bottle of Dzing myself but I've never been able to find it sold at a discounted price. I have never noticed a similarity to Bvlgari Black, but I...
  58. Re: Developing an effective strategy of fragrance purchasing

    I currently allow myself about $100 - $150 a month to spend on a full bottle, samples, or both if the bottle is reasonably priced. I prioritize full bottle purchases based on what I want the most and...
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    Re: Stat rosa pristina nomine - Part 2

    Really enjoying reading your reviews Rubegon! Thanks for posting them.
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    Re: Chanel no 5 and no 19 question

    As chypre said, the parfum version of no.5 is closest to the original 1921 composition by Ernest Beaux. The EDP and EDT are more recent constructions. The parfum itself has also undergone a...
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    Re: Typical annoying moments for perfume addicts..

    One word: shipping.

    Living in Canada, I am regularly annoyed with the increasing costs of shipping perfume here. Ordering samples from Surrender to Chance now costs $13 in shipping, whereas it...
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    Re: Fragrancenet no longer ships to Canada

    I tried to order SL Bois de Violette at the beginning of October and when I went to check out there were no shipping options to Canada that could be selected. I called customer service and one of...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - November 2013

    I received 4 mls of vanilla heaven from luckyscent today - samples of Profumum Vanitas, Agonist Vanille Marble, Van Cleefs and Arpels Orchidee Vanille, and the recently reissued Indult Tihota....
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    Re: What has been your Best Blind Buy?

    tdwctdwc, I have been on these boards since 2009 and have only blind bought once!! It was Shalimar Eau Legere, the 2002 formulation created by Mathilde Laurent that was reformulated/discontinued...
  65. Re: NEW from Frédéric Malle, "Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle"

    Apparently Van Noten had been selling Malle's fragrances in his boutiques for some time, and this is what led to the collaboration. According to Fragrantica, this fragrance is the first of a new line...
  66. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Osmanthe Yunnan.
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    Re: How important is packaging?

    I also would not recommend bulb atomizers.

    How about something like the glass decants The Perfumed Court or Surrender to Chance use, with the metal caps? I've always thought their packaging was...
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    Re: Should I blind buy White Patchouli of Tom Ford

    You should be able to smell White Patchouli at a department store or Sephora if you're close to one. I would never recommend blind buying.
  69. Re: Bond No. 9 and Creed hit the Discounters - Bloom Officially off the Brand Rose

    Sorry, but I respectfully disagree with this analysis. The luxury market is not recession-proof. After 2008, luxury goods actually took a bigger hit than the global economy: a drop of more than 13...
  70. Thread: Powdery scents?

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    Re: Powdery scents?

    Flower by Kenzo
  71. Thread: Peau de Peche

    by Wingie
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    Re: Peau de Peche

    Well according to The Guide, Peau de Peche is based on Guerlain Chant d'Aromes. I can't comment on how similar they are though because I have only smelled the former.
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    Re: Today I Bought: January 2012

    Here's some:

    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Guerlain-vol-de-nuit-/130837353298?pt=fragrance&hash=item1e76839352
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    Re: Today I bought ~ January 2013

    A miniature Shiseido Feminite du Bois.
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    Re: Iris Pallida by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    I don't have any, but was recently watching an ebay auction for Iris Pallida that ended on January 6th in which nobody bid. If you have an ebay account, you could contact the seller and ask if it is...
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    It's already popping up on ebay: ...

    It's already popping up on ebay:
    ...
  76. Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    I love Chamade and have a full bottle of vintage extrait that I got for a steal on ebay. It is the treasure of my small collection!
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    Re: Violets for spring

    I like LezNez The Unicorn Spell as a spring violet fragrance - it is a fresh green violet scent and very modern, so it either could offer a nice counterbalance to your more old-fashioned violet...
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    Re: alternatives to Chanel No.5

    Estee Lauder White Linen is screeching with aldehydes. This is the most similar fragrance I know of by another designer house.

    The most similar I've found to No.5 is Chanel No. 22. I would...
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    Re: The Perfumed Court

    I ordered samples the day before yesterday and they shipped today. I think TPC may be finally getting its act together.
  80. Re: Article: Chanel release previously unseen footage of Marilyn Monroe on No. 5

    Chanel could have made a killer modern ad campaign around this footage and audio. The Brad Pitt ads are lame-o.

    Love the music in the video too.
  81. What is a good evening fragrance for a Jean-Claude Ellena fan?

    For my every day life I love fragrances that are light and/or minimalist, but very well done. I am a huge Jean Claude Ellena fan and two of my most worn fragrances are Osmanthe Yunnan and l'Eau...
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    Re: How do you properly apply perfume?

    Same here.
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    Re: Rip Offs and Copyright

    Copyright laws vary from country to country; to date I don't believe any country has explicitly included perfume in its copyright laws, but the question of whether perfume should be protected by...
  84. Re: Have *ALL* fragrances required reformulation in responce to IFRA regulations ?

    Seems to me that classic chypres like Mitsouko were a dying breed anyway, due to just having gone out of fashion with the general public. I'm skeptical that fragrances like this would continue to be...
  85. Original Shalimar Eau Legere (2003), Gucci Rush REDUCED

    I have a full 50ml bottle of the original Shalimar Eau Legere, also known as Shalimar Light, created by Mathilde Laurent in 2003. This scent is discontinued. Some of the letters have worn off the...
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    Re: Chanel Coco and Coco Mademoiselle

    I'm not saying the fragrance is necessarily bad; just that I don't want to smell like everyone else.
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    Re: Chanel Coco and Coco Mademoiselle

    Every second woman I know wears Coco Mademoiselle, so I can't share in your enthusiasm for it. Sorry.
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    Re: Hermèssence series now also in 200 ml bottles

    I'll be watching for a Hermessence split thread!
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    Re: What else might appeal to a Mitsouko addict?

    Parfum d'Empire Azemour Les Orangers, released in 2011, is said to be a very good, "real" chypre; by "real" I mean that it reportedly contains enough oakmoss to warrant a note on the label about...
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    Re: Best Iris Perfume

    I was able to sample Prada's Infusion d'Iris Absolue at a Sephora in the U.S. over the weekend and found it excellent. I never liked the original Infusion d'Iris - I found it had a gray, musty smell...
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    Re: Slow shipping with The Perfumed Court

    I just heard from Patty at STC - apparently the price Calyx was listed at was a mistake, and a result of all of their fragrances getting new price classifications after the new website launched. The...
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    Re: Slow shipping with The Perfumed Court

    It's true; although decanting places like TPC and STC have always sold samples and decants for more than the retail price, per ml, of the fragrance. If they did not do this they would not make a...
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    Re: Slow shipping with The Perfumed Court

    I wanted samples of TDC De Bachmakov and Hermessence Vetiver Tonka; no other site carried both of these so I had no choice but to order them from TPC. I noticed though that I was charged only $3.95...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: February 2012

    My bottle of vintage Guerlain Chamade extrait arrived today. I took the opportunity to purchase this online when I saw it going for what seemed to me a very decent price. It has never been used, and...
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    Re: Today I Bought: January 2012

    A brand new 50ml bottle of L'Artisan Drole de Rose off ebay. Got a great deal on it and I've heard the 50ml bottles are being phased out.
  96. Re: Samples - What is your average order size & how often do you order? Examples?

    I agree with Thalia about the manufacturers providing samples at a better price than other online retail distributors. Before christmas I ordered 5 samples from L'Artisan in Montreal, and only had to...
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    Re: Online Shopping from Canada

    Awesome, thanks everyone!
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    Re: Online Shopping from Canada

    Since the issue of import duties and taxes has been mentioned here, I'd be grateful if any other Canadians could share any experience buying from TPC. I recently ordered a decant from there, and...
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